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Member Since 18 Mar 2011
Offline Last Active Jul 05 2015 01:38 PM

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In Topic: gluten-free Cat Food For Constipated Cats

05 July 2015 - 01:41 PM

Thank you, everyone, for the advice. I may ask my vet for an alternative, but if she doesn't have one I'll just continue doing what I'm doing and work to decrease my anxiety about it. Thank you for sharing your experiences. 


And bartfull - very sorry for your loss. I'm sure that you had given her a wonderful home and that she lived a very happy life. 

In Topic: gluten-free Cat Food For Constipated Cats

04 July 2015 - 01:10 PM

Thank you so much for the advice.


I don't think I've gotten outwardly sick from handling my cat's food. My last blood test came back negative, but she lives at my boyfriend's apartment (we're planning on moving in together), and I wasn't seeing her on a daily basis. But emotionally it has been stressing me out a lot, and I'm worried about long term effects of having gluteny cat hair everywhere.


In the past, my cat rairly drank water, but recently has been drinking a lot more. She didn't like the moving water. Our favorite trick was placing a mug of water in the bedroom. She thinks that it is my mug and that she's being sneaky and stealing it :P


When she was with her foster family, she ate dry cat food full of carbs and gluten. When we took her home we put her on a very good quality wet food because we wanted her to be healthier, but that was when she first started getting constipated. The vet had us try mixing pumpkin in with it which only helped a little. Then she went on the medicated food and her poops looked like dinosaur poops. We couldn't believe that she had all of that in her little body! Her energy and overall happiness increased. So the tricky thing is that all of the advice to put her on high quality, high protein, low carb food does not work for her. :unsure: I think I need to find a gluten-free brand of specially made food for constipated cats.

In Topic: Trader Joe's White Corn Chips/trader Joe's In General

16 March 2015 - 08:21 PM

From my understanding, Trader Joe's is testing their gluten-free items now to comply with the FDA ruling. However, they have only tested a few products, which are listed on their website. Most of the ones they have tested are gluten-free baked products. They are working on testing more. But you can call their corporate number and ask if a certain product is made in the same facility/equipment as wheat. Just have the number under the bar code handy. I did that for a few products that didn't list any allergen information. 

In Topic: Dry Cat Food

09 March 2015 - 07:54 PM

That is too funny. That is exactly what my cat does. She's so greedy. Once I opened her small food container, and she stuffed her face in it before I could do anything. She picked up half a dozen pieces, ran to the other room, dropped them, and then proceeded to swallow them whole one by one, lol.

In Topic: Dry Cat Food

09 March 2015 - 01:05 PM

That's a nice thought too. Unfortunately she needs to be fed five times a day (otherwise she gets too excited, eats too fast, then throws up). My boyfriend and I do not live together yet. Our cat is staying at my place for a period of time while he is busy traveling. What I have done to minimize the dust problem is to transfer some of her food into a smaller container. When I open it I can tell that there isn't as strong of the smell as with the larger bag. So I'm hoping that the smaller container is decreasing the airborn risk. I still do not hold it close to me and will hold my breath. I only touch the little scoop in the container then wash my hands. That's the best I've come up with so far. :(

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